Good news for Michigan! Per the Medical Services Administration Bulletin MSA 10-47, Medicaid dental care reinstatement went into effect October 1, 2010. Dental coverage is once again consistent with the level provided as of October 1, 2002:
- Routine examinations
*Some services may be subject to prior authorization. Procedure codes for those ages 21 and above who are Medicaid beneficiaries are available on the dental procedure code database, hosted at:
www.michigan.gov/medicaidproviders > Billing and Reimbursement > Provider Specific Information > Dental
The Michigan Department of Community Health will comply with the 15 day window required for prior authorizations for your scheduling needs.
There is a $3.00 co-pay for visits that are reimbursed separately, although some exclusions may apply, such as for nursing home residents.
The Michigan Department of Community Health has also reinstated transportation services for this Adult Medicaid Dental Care benefit. The office of Paul M. Blank, D.D.S. will be happy to assist you with your scheduling and dental care services!
http://www.michigan.gov/documents/mdch/MSA_10-47_334247_7.pdf Accessed February 5, 2010